Asclepius

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 May 2016

Larger than life, this head came from a colossal cult statue of the god Asclepius. It was carved from 3 pieces of marble, 2 of which have survived. From Melos. Circa 325-300 BCE. The British Museum, London.



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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